How to Maintain Healthy Gums

When you smile, you don't just show your pearly white teeth, but you also expose your gums. Which why it is important to have good oral habits that can help you to maintain healthy gums at all times. Below, your Dentist in Albany IN provides a list of good oral habits that does just so:



The selection of a toothbrush that works with your gums, not against them. That means a soft bristled toothbrush with bristles of varying height that stimulates the gums and allows the brush to get to hard to reach areas in your mouth.


Select the right toothpaste with the ADA (American Dental Association) seal of acceptance. The toothpaste should contain fluoride. You can also try the toothpaste with Triclosan that fights the bacterial plaque and helps with tartar control. 

Foods & Drinks

Avoid SUGAR and starches which plaque just loves to feed on and can also harden to that worse substance that forms at the gum line or below: tartar. Choose a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D: cheese, milk, and sesame seeds. Keep your teeth ‘washed’ with saliva that comes from eating a diet of high fiber fruits and vegetables as well as making WATER your favorite mealtime beverage.
The practice of daily flossing can’t be said enough times. If you want to win the favor of your Dentist in Albany IN you will want to floss, floss, and floss again to maintain ‘perfect’ gums! Additionally, you might want to look into the purchase of a gum stimulator that can be purchased at most pharmacies. A gum stimulator has a rubber tip used to clean and stimulate circulation of the gums and thus prevent gum disease known as gingivitis.
Spit it out, morning and evening! Antiseptic mouth rinses that kill bacterial plaque will greatly reduce the chances of tartar buildup on the teeth and keep those gums that beautiful healthy pink color.

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